Job Interview Questions - Part 4
The job interview, in essence, consists of a conversation, allowing the employer to get to know you and for you to see what they are like. Whilst interviews can be nerve-wracking experiences, it should be remembered that the interviewer is only human and it is possible that they are nervous also.
These same keywords you used in your resume, CV or cover letter will be the foundation for your job interview. You must be able to talk about them in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
The primary part of the job interview is interviewer questions.
In advance of the interview prepare yourself by checking job interview tips, carrying out research into what the company do and thinking of some questions you want to ask.
Do not volunteer information that the interviewer doesn't ask for and maintain eye contact while talking with someone
Continuation of Management Questions
31. In your present position, what problems have you identified that had previously been overlooked?
Keep it brief and be sure to say how you overcame the problems.
32. Don't you feel you might be better off in a different size company? Different types of companies?
Depends on the job - elaborate slightly.
Reiterate how your previous experience lends itself to the job you are applying for with this company.
33. What was the most difficult decision you ever had to make?
Attempt to relate your response to the prospective employment situation.
Do not mention the time you had to choose between Emmy Lou or her twin sister Scarlet O'Hara. Or whether to wear the blue or red tie to the interview.
34. How much are you looking for?
Answer with a question, i.e., 'What is the salary range for similar jobs in your company?'
If they don't answer, then give a range of what you understand you are worth in the marketplace.
35. How much do you expect if we offer this position to you?
Be careful; the market value of the job may be the key answer e.g., 'My understanding is that a job like the one you're describing may be in the range of $/ £….'
36. What kind of salary are you worth?
Have a specific figure in mind - don't be hesitant.
37. What was the last book you read? Movie you saw? Sporting event you attended?
Talk about books, sports or films to represent balance in your life.
Stick to something fairly mainstream or classic.
38. How would you describe your own personality?
Fair, honest, reliable, friendly, outgoing etc.
39. What are your strong points?
Present at least three and relate them to the interviewing company and job opening.
Tailor your answer to meet the needs of the employer. 'I see myself as a goal-orientated individual…' discuss how in your previous role you achieved the above-projected results.
40. What are your weak points?
Don't say you haven't any.
Try not to cite personal characteristics as weaknesses, but be ready to have one if the interviewer presses.
Try to transform your response and the question into strength. 'I'm the kind of person who likes challenges and gets involved. Some people may see that as butting in, ' but I'm sure it could be looked at as a strength because I like to make sure the job gets done correctly.'
You should also be prepared to answer questions about your health, more technical questions related to your current job, research or qualifications, plus any interests you have mentioned on your resume, CV, job application, cover letter or form you were asked to fill up.
Other Job Interview Questions Info
Hopefully, you received an invitation to a job interview. So, now you need:
- Look at job interview tips and other job interview skills,
- Dress appropriately as suggested in the international dress code,
- Check the job interview tips dos and don'ts,
- Find out why people are not being hired.
Follow up your job interview with a thank you letter. Employers regard this as an indication of your strong interest in the position
We strongly believe that if you followed all steps in finding jobs to this step, you will pass the job interview and get the job you wanted. Now you need to know How to Keep Your Job!
Good luck with your job interview questions!